06-09-2019 03:47 PM
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  1. NoteSansPie's Avatar
    I have a Galaxy note 9 running 8.1 and would like to stay there. My phone is the T-Mobile branded one. Unfortunately it seems that my phone has downloaded the OTA update to pie and is asking me to install it. I clicked "Later" but I'm afraid that won't last forever. How can I delete the downloaded data and also disable the update from happening in the future?

    I am a complete novice when it comes to software stuff so things like "flashing" memory etc may be beyond my scope unless it's very simple. I do follow instruction well though
    06-07-2019 02:01 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    I have a Galaxy note 9 running 8.1 and would like to stay there. My phone is the T-Mobile branded one. Unfortunately it seems that my phone has downloaded the OTA update to pie and is asking me to install it. I clicked "Later" but I'm afraid that won't last forever. How can I delete the downloaded data and also disable the update from happening in the future?

    I am a complete novice when it comes to software stuff so things like "flashing" memory etc may be beyond my scope unless it's very simple. I do follow instruction well though
    I wouldn't prevent pie , you may not like the new icons or certain things but you have the theme store, Nova and other things that get you back to liking it, what you dont get if you dont update not up to date security for the phone latest OS things and apps that might not be compatible. If you dont know how to flash I think you should stay away from this.
    Ruben Ocasio, J_appoll and kct1975 like this.
    06-07-2019 02:22 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    Rooting the phone will prevent the update from installing (you'll still be bothered to update it, but if the update starts, it checks the phone first and, at about the 25% point, it will report "failure" because updating a rooted phone could brick it.

    If you carefully follow the instructions at https://forum.xda-developers.com/gal.../root-t3927413 you should have no problem. You can skip al the technical explanations.


    But, as mustang7757 says, you won't get the security patches either.
    06-07-2019 02:24 PM
  4. NoteSansPie's Avatar
    I understand that I am forgoing security updates and I'm ok with that. After finishing up with a Galaxy S7 that was painfully slow on its last update and having it eat battery, I'd like to stick with the original software. There are other things like the camera app, layout, etc. that I'd just rather stick to.

    Aside from rooting the phone, is there any way to just kill the update program? How can I delete the downloaded update to free up memory? I read someplace that rebooting the phone would install the update - so do I need to factory data reset and start over? (I just got the phone so I'm ok doing that)
    06-07-2019 03:05 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    I understand that I am forgoing security updates and I'm ok with that. After finishing up with a Galaxy S7 that was painfully slow on its last update and having it eat battery, I'd like to stick with the original software. There are other things like the camera app, layout, etc. that I'd just rather stick to.

    Aside from rooting the phone, is there any way to just kill the update program? How can I delete the downloaded update to free up memory? I read someplace that rebooting the phone would install the update - so do I need to factory data reset and start over? (I just got the phone so I'm ok doing that)
    If you on 8.1 oreo and just want to stop the update , download package disabler in play store( not free) disable the software update in settings then apls>then system settings
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    06-07-2019 03:09 PM
  6. NoteSansPie's Avatar
    If you on 8.1 oreo and just want to stop the update , download package disabler in play store( not free) disable the software update in settings then apls>then system settings
    Thanks, that sounds right up my alley. What's the best way to remove the software download though (it already downloaded, just not installed). Should I factory reset the phone and start from scratch?

    Also, not sure what you mean by apls>then system settings
    06-07-2019 06:00 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thanks, that sounds right up my alley. What's the best way to remove the software download though (it already downloaded, just not installed). Should I factory reset the phone and start from scratch?

    Also, not sure what you mean by apls>then system settings
    Sorry meant apps
    No need to factory reset
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    06-07-2019 06:06 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thanks, that sounds right up my alley. What's the best way to remove the software download though (it already downloaded, just not installed). Should I factory reset the phone and start from scratch?

    Also, not sure what you mean by apls>then system settings
    In package disabler type software update and hit disable. Good luck , your welcome!
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    06-07-2019 06:26 PM
  9. NoteSansPie's Avatar
    Aside from this software (which seems to have some issues with people having to rebuy it over and over), I read about changing the modem software version so that it would not match the software version and therefore not update. Is that a relatively easy option?
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    06-07-2019 08:45 PM
  10. anon(9918034)'s Avatar
    I wouldn't prevent pie either, if I'm not mistaken it had some critical security updates with it as well.

    Altering anything that requires root will 100% void any warranty and insurance coverage for this phone. It will also break most banking and financial apps as well. I am not sure if root breaks any of Samsung services.

    Your best bet is to disable the feature the way it was explained before using a package disabler. I would not recommend altering any modem software version or anything with in the phones software. If you have never done it, Samsung phones are not the ones you want to learn on.
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    06-08-2019 12:33 AM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    Aside from this software (which seems to have some issues with people having to rebuy it over and over), I read about changing the modem software version so that it would not match the software version and therefore not update. Is that a relatively easy option?
    I'm just giving you how to stop software update , this is not root or changing anything else or flashing any files . This is only to stop the update.
    06-08-2019 08:39 AM
  12. NoteSansPie's Avatar
    I wouldn't prevent pie either, if I'm not mistaken it had some critical security updates with it as well.

    Altering anything that requires root will 100% void any warranty and insurance coverage for this phone. It will also break most banking and financial apps as well. I am not sure if root breaks any of Samsung services.

    Your best bet is to disable the feature the way it was explained before using a package disabler. I would not recommend altering any modem software version or anything with in the phones software. If you have never done it, Samsung phones are not the ones you want to learn on.
    Thank you. Aside from the package disabler that was mentioned previously, is there another one you'd recommend? That one seems to have issues with people having to purchase it multiple times...
    06-08-2019 09:07 AM
  13. NoteSansPie's Avatar
    I'm just giving you how to stop software update , this is not root or changing anything else or flashing any files . This is only to stop the update.
    Thanks, Mustang. I appreciate all your replies! I think the package disabler sounds like the best option for me. Aside from the one you mentioned, do you know of others in the play store? The one you mentioned earlier seems to have issues with people have to buy it over and over again.
    06-08-2019 09:09 AM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    Your welcome, that's the one I've always used in the past .
    Thanks, Mustang. I appreciate all your replies! I think the package disabler sounds like the best option for me. Aside from the one you mentioned, do you know of others in the play store? The one you mentioned earlier seems to have issues with people have to buy it over and over again.
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    06-08-2019 09:43 AM
  15. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Rooting the phone will prevent the update from installing
    Wouldn't a custom recovery stop it as well? Just installing that and not the root file?
    06-09-2019 08:25 AM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    Wouldn't a custom recovery stop it as well? Just installing that and not the root file?
    Yeah it would but not the US version with lock bootloader cant put customer recovery.

    Edit: my thinking he saying "root the phone" is to gain access to install custom recovery which cant on the US version with locked bootloader.
    06-09-2019 08:53 AM
  17. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    So then, root isn't an option...the root file needs a custom recovery in order to install it?
    Yeah it would but not the US version with lock bootloader cant put customer recovery.
    06-09-2019 08:59 AM
  18. mustang7757's Avatar
    So then, root isn't an option...the root file needs a custom recovery in order to install it?
    No root at this time for US , international version wich have no bootloader locked can achieve this .
    06-09-2019 09:02 AM
  19. mustang7757's Avatar
    So then, root isn't an option...the root file needs a custom recovery in order to install it?
    The other thing is , if you could root the phone and install superuser no need for custom recovery and can disable packages like software update or modifying the stock firmware all without a custom recovery as superuser access management tools that need root permission.
    06-09-2019 09:30 AM
  20. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    The other thing is , if you could root the phone and install superuser no need for custom recovery and can disable packages like software update or modifying the stock firmware all without a customer recovery as superuser access management tools that need root permission.
    But the bonus for the custom recovery would be making Nandoird backups in case something goes wrong.
    06-09-2019 09:38 AM
  21. mustang7757's Avatar
    But the bonus for the custom recovery would be making Nandoird backups in case something goes wrong.
    Yes and to install custom Rom
    06-09-2019 09:40 AM
  22. Rukbat's Avatar
    No TWRP for it yet - Hashcode isn't working on Samsungs any more (Safestrap) - but Snapdragon Note 9s can still be rooted - Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Snapdragon Root
    06-09-2019 11:53 AM
  23. mustang7757's Avatar
    No TWRP for it yet - Hashcode isn't working on Samsungs any more (Safestrap) - but Snapdragon Note 9s can still be rooted - Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Snapdragon Root
    If you talking about recently in xda forum ?
    That's still not a full working root to get what you want out of rooting a phone .
    06-09-2019 12:04 PM
  24. Rukbat's Avatar
    But maybe still enough to cause the root check in the update to fail. It's going to find /sbin/su.
    06-09-2019 12:06 PM
  25. mustang7757's Avatar
    But maybe still enough to cause the root check in the update to fail. It's going to find /sbin/su.
    That's probably true
    06-09-2019 12:08 PM
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